Former Kellogg Visiting Fellow (2015-2016) Sandra Ley Gutiérrez and former Kellogg International Scholar Maggie Guzmán '16 recently published a chapter on civil action by the business sector amid violence in Mexico in the book Civil Action and the Dynamics of Violence edited by Deborah Avant, Marie Berry, Erica Chenoweth, Rachel Epstein, Cullen Hendrix, Oliver Kaplan, Timothy Sisk. 

Ley and Guzmán combined their research agendas, building from both Guzmán's BA thesis and Ley's work on civil society in Mexico – both of which they developed during their time in Notre Dame. Working together has been pleasure, according to Ley. They hope this study can open new avenues of research that are much needed to better understand how and when civil action can successfully contribute to the containment of criminal violence.